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Do I need to pay tax and why?

Posted 5 November 2015 under Tax Questions

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Team-mut says:
5 November 2015 at 11:18

I am a South African university student, currently working at the university library as a library assistant. I get paid not more than R3000 a month. I received a call today from the Human Resource department saying that I must pay tax. I have never paid tax before and I was not informed in my contract that I will be asked to pay tax at the end of the year. This is my 8th month working.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
5 November 2015 at 15:01

Given you are not a full time employee, there is a duty to deduct 25% each month, however given your earnings you will claim this back at the end of the tax season. You can apply to SARS for a tax directive in order that the Uni does not deduct any tax.


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